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Swami Agnivesh assaulted by BJP workers in Jharkhand, 20 detained


Ranchi, July 17: Social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked and beaten up by suspected supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Jharkhand’s Pakur district on Tuesday, leaving him shaken. Police said the 78-year-old was attacked when he was going to participate in the 195th Damin Mahotsav at Littpara. The incident occurred just when he stepped out of his ...

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SC condemns mob lynching, recommends Parliament enact law


New Delhi, July 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and urged Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country’s social fabric. “It is the duty of the State to maintain law and order, social and pluralistic fabric of the society and the rule of ...

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Two Amarnath pilgrims admitted in SKIMS hospital succumbs


Srinagar, July 17: Two amaranth pilgrims died on Monday at SKIMS hospital Srinagar after developing serious health issues. An official said that two yatries identified as Vasant wandu Gunjal, a resident of Pune Maharashtra under registration no 309095 and Jaishan Kumar, a resident of Natlas Balallan Punjab, under registration number 109676 died on today morning at SKIMS hospital after Gunjal had ...

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India, Pak part of anti-terror drill in Russia


Srinagar, July 16: Boosting counter-terror cooperation and evolving a common strategy to deal with radicalisation and separatism will be the focus of a mega military exercise in Russia next month, in which India, Pakistan and other member-nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will participate, officials said today. Around 200 Army and Indian Air Force personnel from India will participate in the ...

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Mehbooba’s proximity with separatists exposed: BJP


New Delhi, July 13: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has exposed her proximity with separatists by warning that if her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was split it would create more militants in the state. Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Mufti with her statement was “trying to give oxygen” to militants. “Knowing or unknowingly she ...

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Storm brews after Tharoor’s BJP making India ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remarks


New Delhi, July 13: A major controversy brewed on Thursday over Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s remarks that a Hindu Pakistan would be created if the BJP returns to power with the Congress asking him to be restrained after the saffron party attacked him. The Thiruvananthapuram MP, however, refused to retract, saying the BJP-RSS idea of a Hindu Rashtra remained the mirror ...

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Empower women to fight social evils: Modi


New Delhi, July 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasised on empowering women to make them “bulwarks” against social evils. Modi said financial independence makes a woman assertive and empowered. “Financially empowered women are a bulwark against social evils,” he said. “The most important thing is to let women know their potential and talent, and letting them avail opportunities,” the ...

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